Monday, January 8, 2018

Mesa Verde ^ Step House



Step House 




Living up to it's name


step house is a dwelling


with a hike 


consisting of many



steps.


It is one of the few that can be visited 


without being accompanied 


by a guide.


Instead an on location expert


is available 


to answer whatever 


questions you might have.


The canyon view 


from this dwelling is spctacular


and the hike down in


much easier than


than the typical 


immediate drop


off the side of a cliff


via a ladder


characteristic of the majority of the dwellings.


Those not able to 


navegate a ladder


would do better with 


this hike.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Mesa Verde ^ Museum, Spruce Tree House, Pipe ShrineHouse, Megafamily House


Museum, Spruce Tree house, Pipe Shrine House, and Mega Family House





Ever a fan 


of a good museum


I enjoyed 


it's portrayal 


of the varius 


pottery,


clothing


tapestry,


and dwellings.


The Spruce Tree House presently 


closed for repair can only be viewed from the other side of the canyon.


The Megafamily House


like the other 


above ground ruins 


had a completely  different feel to them


than their underground counterparts.


Notice the 


circular petroglyph. Similar to one found in the Mayan ruins in Mexico.


More Kivas seemingly present


at all the Mesa Verde ruins.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Mesa Verde ^Cliff Palace

Cliff Palace ~ Mesa Verde




Out of all the ruins


at Mesa Verde




I'ld have to say



Cliff Palace



has to be my favorite.



Each one is unique 



incredible in it's own way,




but somehow 



Cliff Palace



stands out 



to me as 



the most memorable 



of them all 




in the way it stretches across the cavern.